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Progress in Physical Geography

An International Review of Geographical Work in the Natural and Environmental Sciences

2013 Impact Factor: 3.885
2013 Ranking: 5/46 in Geography, Physical | 14/174 in Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

New Journal Section: from the Archives...

Progress in Physical Geography are now publishing a new section, intended as a complement to its long-running Classics Revisited features. Articles in this section are intended to illuminate progress in physical geography in terms of the evolution of ideas over time. They need not be focussed on any one paper or book but can involve several related publications. Unlike 'Classics' they may well focus on the more obscure, less well known but nevertheless significant aspects of the evolution of the subject.

Contributions of 2,500 - 3,500 words will be welcome. At this early stage, we are open to different interpretations of the approach, and we would welcome any preliminary discussion of potential author's ideas. Please contact in the first instance.

Progress in Physical Geography is an international journal, encompassing an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the latest developments and debates within Physical Geography and interrelated fields across the Earth, Biological and Ecological System Sciences. Contributions which review progress to date; which blend review material with new and original findings; or which introduce material, methods or techniques at the forefront of current knowledge, while setting directions for future work are welcomed. Authors need not be uncritically exhaustive in synthesizing research on a particular topic, but should concentrate on what they consider to be the most promising recent productive trends and developments which are likely to be transformative.

They should further aim at the widest possible international coverage and should consider the relevance of tangential or parallel developments to their fields. In addition, authors are encouraged to evaluate the general significance of research to date, including practical and policy applications where relevant.

This prestigious journal covers all aspects of:

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Biogeography & landscape ecology
  • Human-environment interaction

Papers include the widest possible international coverage and consider the relevance of tangential and parallel developments in other fields.

Each issue now also includes:

  • Research Resource Reviews of books and other research-related resources, including DVD, media and WWW
  • A review of a classic book or paper

Electronic access:

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Frequency: Bi-monthly eISSN: 1477-0296 ISSN: 0309-1333
Months of Distribution: February , April , June , August , October , December Current Volume: 39 Current Issue: 3
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